Relax & dine on huge private terrace or sunbathe on roof terrace with great view
About Merry Pannett
We feel priviledged to live in this part of the world and never grow tired of the joys that it brings. We love to see the storks reeling high in the thermals or spotting a chameleon amongst the greenery. The natural beauty of this area, with its beaches and sparkling seas, is such a treasure. Tavira is, for us, a perfect place to live. it has everything that we need yet is small enough to not feel lost. Its people are warm and friendly and many of the visitors in the summer are family members, connecting by spending quality time together.
Merry Pannett purchased this Apartment in 2015
Why Merry Pannett chose Tavira
Tavira is a treasure, and like any true gem, the more we get to know it, the more we love it. We chose TaviraPad for its location and its quality of accommodation. It combines homely comfort, a nice place to just relax and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. But also it's very easy to walk into the town centre and enjoy all of the many pleasures that there are on offer there. Good restaurants, nice shops, summer entertainment, street cafes and bars or just walking in the gardens with the pleasantly cooling influence of the river that flows through this charming town. Access to the beaches is easy via the ferryboat from the town or by a short drive. The area is calm and quiet, it has easy access and there is plenty of parking. So, for a quality holiday experience TaviraPad offers all the best possible options, your biggest decision of the day will be which lounger to choose.
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Tavira Pad a great choice
Simon and Merry were absolutely great hosts and extremely helpful with lots of local knowledge. The apartment itself is well located and has everything you could need for an enjoyable stay. Thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks and will definitely revisit.
Excellent apartment, great location and good communication with the owners.
Stayed in this apartment for 11 nights in June. The apartment was very clean and contained everything you need. The terrace leading from the bedrooms and kitchen is large and well furnished for outdoor living.
Merry and Simon were on hand if you needed them and were very helpful, also we very much appreciated the welcome pack of essential starter items.
Supermarkets were close by and so was the railway station if you wish to travel the Algarve by rail.
Tavira is a lovely charming town and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave but will definitely be back.
Return Visit - the apartment feels like home!
We just spent two months in Tavirapad and cannot say enough about the owners, Merry and Simon. They really cannot do enough to make one's visit comfortable.
The apartment is kept up to a high standard and when we were asked before our arrival if there was anything we felt would be beneficial to our visit - we mentioned the internet connection and english language television stations - both items were updated and the internet connection was excellent. Staying for two months this was a bonus for us.
We enjoy walking and find Tavirapad's location excellent for grocery shopping, for the train station, and for the amazing seleciton of restaurants that Tavira offers.
Thank you so much for your excellent 5-star review!
What better complement for us that you chose to return for a second visit!? We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Tavirapad (home-from-home) Holiday Apartment and that you have enjoyed getting to know this lovely town better. It was a real pleasure to have you stay!!
Central, cosy and ideal.
You won't go far wrong with this apartment. The hosts, Merry and Simon, are perfect - helpful, considerate and generous. All arrangements prior to arrival were clearcut. They laid on wine, bread, fruit, etc - very well received after an early flight. The apartment itself is spacious, clean and well furnished. There are two balconies; the first was in shade (we stayed in October), but was fine for breakfast and late evening, the second, on the roof, was a welcome sun trap for the rest of the day. Tavira itself is delightful and only a short stroll away. If you enjoy eating out, or simply sitting outside a cafe watching the world pass, you will be spoilt for choice (particularly if you like fish dishes)! And the ferry to the extraordinary beach area is maybe a five minute walk. All in all, we enjoyed our stay and hope you will too.
Thank you for your kind words Michael. We are so glad that your late holiday was such a success and you clearly enjoyed the gentle pleasures that Tavira has to offer. What a 5 star recommendation!! Thank you.
Stayed here for one week, service from Simon and Merry was great. Nice things in the kitchen that helped eg milk, butter, etc. The place itself was spotless, all rooms modern and nice. The balcony is large and it’s great just to relax on. The apartment is very secure and a 10 minute stroll into town. Booked again for next year thanks again!
Thanks Greg for your great review.... and the best complement possible... booked for next year already! Couldn’t be better!! See you in 2019!
Comfortable and convenient apartment
We have just returned from a three week stay in beautiful Tavira and found the apartment to be extremely comfortable and clean. It is well situated for easy access to the town and beach ferry and all amenities including the train and bus stations. The apartment is very well equipped including beach towels and we found the bed linens and bath towels are of a high quality.
Overall we enjoyed our stay at Tavira Pad but found the wi-fi signal to be weak so were unable to stream or download and because there is no satellite TV only Portugese channels there is little ' home entertainment ' to enjoy.
Also the lack of air conditioning did become an issue on hot nights as it wasn't always possible to keep the sliding doors open due to outside noise.
Thank you for your high star review and kind comments. It was good to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and appreciated the quality and amenities that are offered at TaviraPad.
It was disappointing to hear that you found the lack of air-conditioning was an issue during the hot nights. We did have some unusually high temperatures during your stay and after a day of enjoying the sunshine on the beach it is difficult to cool down even though fans were provided. Glad that those nights didn’t get in the way of your overall enjoyment though.
Along with the extensive collection of books and DVDs we have a very comprehensive information booklet which is kept at the apartment and this is the text under the internet section along with the password:
.....’We provide complimentary wi-fi at TaviraPad via a hotspot transmitter.............. This service should be enough for you to answer emails and use Google etc but it isn’t enough to have a video connection with Skype, FaceTime etc. or to download movies. Please respect this courtesy in your demands on this service.’
We usually run through this detail verbally with our guests at check-in. It is possible that this may have been overlooked due to your unusual arrival after midnight.
Our summer guests usually make the most of Tavira delights such as promenading in the beautiful gardens beside the river or watching such delights as the free firework display, live open air concerts and street theatre, or visiting the stalls, bars and restaurants in the town. We are sorry that you found the home entertainment lacking.
Overall you were excellent guests and it was a pleasure to have you stay. Best regards, Merry and Simon
Tavira is a charming, family oriented, Historic town. Straddling the Rio Gilao Tavira sits within the Natural Park of Ria Formosa bordered by salt pans that have been in operation for hundreds of years. A short 10 minute ferry-ride fom the town quay Transports you to Tavira Island which boasts mile upon mile of silver sand beaches and the open sea. There are no cars able to cross to the islands so bathers can just bask is the natural beauty without traffic fumes!
6 km west of Tavira lies Santa Luzia, a small fishing village. Just beyond at Pedras d'El Rei you can access the beach on foot across a little pontoon bridge. There is a miniature train that will for a small fee, carry you to praia do Barril (no-one is too old to enjoy this little ride). There is a small group of buildings here that were once home to tuna fishermen and their families. They have now been converted into attractive small cafes and restaurants, with al fresco dining. The beach, now just along the boardwalk opens out beautifully in both directions as far as the eye can see. A wonderful wide, white sand beach, perfect for swimming and for beach-combing! Cabanas, with its own small fishing fleet is 6 km east of Tavira. The pretty riverfront there has many cafes, bars and restaurants and a delightful board-walk promenade. Here you will see huts offering a choice of river and sea trips. There are many small boats here that ferry passenges across the Ria to the jetty and Cabanas island. This is also a stunning beach with acres of white sand edged by dunes and rolling down to the sparkling, refreshing sea. Walk along in the shallows and you can watch the extreme sport of kitesurfing with the bright kites launching and landing.
The sunsets here can be superb, filling the skies with the most exquisite fiery light.